Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code JRNL313
Subject Name Podcasting and Audio Journalism Production 2
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites JRNL203
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions Only available to students completing BJOUR or associated double degrees.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Presentation - Class Presentation 20% Professional task - Live Radio Show 50% Professional task - Mini Package 30%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions 1829 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of International Studies  (Wollongong)
1877 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)  (Wollongong)
852 - Bachelor of Journalism  (Wollongong)
853 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
853A - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
854 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
855 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
856 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism  (Wollongong)
857 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering  (Wollongong)
858 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
859 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
859A - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Siobhan McHugh
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Siobhan McHugh
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject builds on knowledge gained in Audio Journalism Production 1 and extends the discussion and application of principles of audio recording and production, characteristics of the radio broadcasting industry, and the role audio plays in online media and audio-visual storytelling. Students extend their ability to tell news and feature stories through sound and learn how to exploit the live audience potential of radio. The lecture series provides a strong theoretical framework for different forms of live and crafted radio, podcasts and online audio. It will extend students’ knowledge of specialised audio program formats for outlets such as the BBC (UK), ABC (Australia) and NPR (USA) and discuss the crucial role of radio in the developing world. The workshop component focuses on technical recording and production skills, on the editorial and aesthetic choices involved in creating engaging audio from diverse audio elements, and on the presentation, production and collaborative skills required to produce a ‘live’ radio show.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify, analyse and articulate the particular strengths of the audio medium and its unique importance in the developing world
2. Demonstrate critical listening skills through analysing and articulating the differences in style, approach, and purpose of a variety of audio news and current affairs programing
3. Demonstrate competency in the planning, research, and production of audio-based current affairs packages including recording and editing broadcast-quality interviews and actuality
4. Work cooperatively, efficiently and effectively as a member of a multimedia production team. to plan and produce an ‘as live’ radio program segment
5. Demonstrate the ability to navigate radio studio protocols such as anchoring a show, talkback, panel discussion and live Q & A

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
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